The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K attracted me the instant it was announced. I’d been looking at upgrading from my Nikons to something a little better suited to shooting video for a while and on paper it looked like the perfect solution. I’ve been in possession of one for a couple of weeks now, so I wanted to give you some of my initial thoughts about the camera and how I see it fitting into my workflow.
I’m at Photo Plus Expo and Sony put quite a few Sony A7R III cameras on their booth to play with. I could not resist. Here are some initial thoughts.
Even without looking at the camera specs, Sony decided to keep the price similar to the price of the Sony A7RII. This decision makes me relax, when the value of the 7RII drops, selling it second hand and getting a 7RIII would be like splitting the value drop across two years. If the 7RIV keeps the same pricing, keeping to the latest A7 series would be quite a small monthly fee.
Features wise, the camera feels like a small iteration on the previous model, more FPS, better battery, two cards slots and a joystick. There is also a pixel shift gazzilion megapixel mode, but we will have to wait for reviews to see if this technology delivers.
Regardless of what I think, though the camera is already B&H’s #1 Seller for mirrorless cameras.